Ariel Name Meaning & Origin

Ariel

Pronunciation: AY-ree-əl, AH-ree-əl, ah-ree-EHL (key)

Origin of the name Ariel:

Derived from the Hebrew 'arī'ēl (lion of God). In the Old Testament, the name is used as a symbolic name for Jerusalem.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ariela, Arielle, Erielle

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Nicknames for Ariel

Ari
Ree
Elle
Air
Ri Ri
Airy
Airybell
Aya

Meanings and history of the name Ariel

Ariel is a biblical name meaning a Light or Lion of God. It is also an Archangel name. Ariel is the Archangel of Healing and New Beginnings.

Famous real-life people named Ariel

Ariel Durant-writer and historian
Ariel Gade-actress (Dark Water, Invasion)
Ariel Gore-author
Ariel Rittenhouse-Olympic Bronze Medallist
Ariel Waller-actress (Cinderella Man, Life With Derek)
Ariel Winter-actress (Modern Family, Speed Racer, Ghost Whisperer)
Ariel Martin-internet star known as Baby Ariel

Ariel in song, story & screen

In Literature:
Ariel a collection of poems by Sylvia Plath published posthumously in 1965
Ariel, the magical spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest, who is usually portrayed as female today but historically has been seen as either/neither sex.

Movies with women named Ariel:
Footloose (Lori Singer)
Grumpy Old Men (Ann-Margret)
In America (Emma Bolger)
Soapdish (Teri Hatcher)
Starting Out In The Evening (Lili Taylor)
Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

TV Series with Women Named Ariel:
Medium (Sofia Vassilieva)
Nip/Tuck (Brittany Snow)

Dean Friedman's famous song from the '70's Ariel

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